Category Archives: Windows 8

Case of the .NET Memory Leak via Gfx Driver on Windows 8

A .NET 4 application used to index scanned documents started to fail on Windows 8 Typically the recommendation for Not enough storage is available to process this command might involve: reduce the number of running programs; remove unwanted files from … Continue reading

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Case of the KB2919355 Installation Failure (Windows 8.1 Update)

We had already updated a Windows 8.1 x64 machine with KB2919442 and was starting to install Windows8.1-KB2919355-x64.msu. Firstly it was hanging for ages at the “Installing” phase with no progress… Well that is normal. What is going on here? Using … Continue reading

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Case of the Logon Attempt Failed RDP Connection

When attempting to connect from a Windows 8.1 machine to a Server 2008 R2 machine, using a local admin account on the remote machine, the error message provided was The logon attempt failed, this despite confirming the correct account details … Continue reading

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Case of the Windows 8 Explorer Hang – Part 1

Boarded the train and tried to connect to Wi-Fi, no luck, explorer mostly working but not the wi-fi button – I was teased networks are available  but clicking the little wireless icon nothing happened. Even if I clicked clicked clicked … Continue reading

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Case of the Chineseification of WinRT apps

So I added two Chinese input methods to my Windows 8 Enterprise x64 (en-GB) system… Please note, I did not add Chinese as a display language. And my desktop UI remains in English… However WinRT apps…some (but not all) are … Continue reading

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Case of the Broken ‘DIR /s’ on Network Drives in Windows 8

On Windows 8 Consumer Preview I’ve been noticing the following cmd: dir *.* /s Works fine on local subdirectories, but not reliably on network drives, only scans the current directory, despite the /s You can see the broken example here, … Continue reading

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IE10 Shows Black Screen

So when browsing in fully maximized Window IE10 on Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64 showed black Window, for any site I browsed to i.e. I tried http://www.google.com http://ninemsn.com.au and http://www.facebook.com Resizing IE Window the web page would display properly, if … Continue reading

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